Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Willyne Cheri ‘Cali’ Gomez Memorial
Willyne Cheri ‘Cali’ Gomez Memorial

Willyne Cheri ‘Cali’ Gomez

Willyne Cheri ‘Cali’ Gomez

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Willyne Cheri ‘Cali’ Gomez, age 57, a resident of Pennsylvania, passed away in Sedro-Woolley while visiting family and friends.  She was born June 9, 1961 in Mount Vernon, to Harold and Mildred (Washington) Mahle.

Cali grew up in Burlington, attended Burlington Edison High School, and lived in Sedro-Woolley at the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe.  She grew up Catholic and Shaker, loved her family and friends and spending time with them.  She worked for the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe for many years, was always willing to give a helping hand, and enjoyed cheering people up when sad.

Cali is survived by her husband, Brian Hockenberry; siblings, Mary Washington, Margene Washington, Richard Stevenette, Dixie Hess, Tina Talley and Michael Griffin; sons, Andy Mahle, Greg Mahle and Christopher ‘Bucky’ Mahle; grandchildren, Ashlie, Marcus, Victoria, Miracle, Justin Rylee, Christopher Jr., Vicki, Verna, Aiven and Donovan; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Raymond Bowen, L. Shawn Wittrock and Raymond Mahle; grandson, Duane Mahle.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Upper Skagit Indian Gymnasium, with dinner preceding at 5:00 PM; Funeral Service at 10:00 AM, Wednesday.

She is loved by her family, and will be greatly missed.


  • Son

    So we almost reunited in the afterlife a few days ago…But the Creator had other plans for me…One day we will meet again…I love you and miss you with all my heart and soul

  • RP

    To Cali’s family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I, myself, have found comfort in reading Job 14:14,15 where it shows that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength as well, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)